Summary: I love this camcorder because it has everything I need and more. It has a huge HDD drive that gives me plenty of film time. I love the fact that I can take photos w/ it also. The best part is the night shot it has. I like to do ghost hunting and it is the exact thing I need. I would recommend this camcorder to anyone. Whether you are just messing around or need it for something professional it will get you through just about any of your filming needs!
Summary: I bought this camera directly from the sony store paid $650 on March 7, 2007. Amazon was selling it for $350 more than what i paid for it. Buy direct from Sony and save. The guy at the counter tried pressure me to buy the extended warranty, i declined. Sale guys make more money selling equipment warranty then the camera itself. Camera works great, i also bought the $20 stand which i use for my sony digital stills camera. You can't go wrong with this product.
Summary: I have used an older Sony 8mm camcorder for years. Nothing digital about it. Transferring tapes to my PC involved a third party converter. I had graduation to go to the next day that I really wanted better quality video of. I looked at the other brands and decided Sony had done me well for years. I liked the features. The hard drive made purchasing and carrying media go away. The camcorder has a more powerful zoom than my old one. The picture quality is great.
Summary: This camera has been great. I haven't used it to much but the times that I have its been really nice, the quality of the movies are really good. I also liked that I didn't need any tapes. That would have been a big hassle. The main reason this camera was purchased was because I was getting married and it did the job quite well. I would recommend if you doing any outside filming that need sound of other people to get a microphone.
Summary: I had such a hard time choosing the right hard drive camcorder! According to most of the comments on the web all HD camcorders are of poor quality, or have software problems or something else. So i had to decide myself at the end and I converged on this one, which was a great pick, so easy to use, of incredible quality, and so far no problems with burning the DVDs!